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  • A global culture of sustainability
    Dec 18, 2014 Press Releases

    A global culture of sustainability

    GROHE believes in resource efficiency and social responsibility Sustainability at GROHE is a reflection of experience and expertise accumulated over many decades. Today the concept of sustainability is integral to all of the company’s processes and… more...
    Editor 5
  • Tensioner pulleys for trucks and buses
    Dec 17, 2014 Press Releases

    Tensioner pulleys for trucks and buses

    As a leading product brand in the Independent Aftermarket (IAM) for commercial vehicles, DT Spare Parts offers a complete range for trucks, trailers and buses. The range encompasses all required spare parts in guaranteed quality, including all… more...
    Editor 7
  • Ctrack’s Senior Manager receives honours at ICM Credit Executive of the Year Awards
    Dec 17, 2014 Press Releases

    Ctrack’s Senior Manager receives honours at ICM…

    Landi Young, a Senior Credit Manager at vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions company Ctrack, came second in the Institute of Credit Management’s (ICM) Credit Executive of the Year Awards. The award was presented at a prestigious gala… more...
    Editor 12
  • Sumesh Rahavendra, head of marketing for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa
    Dec 17, 2014 Press Releases

    Enhance your customers’ experience this joyous…

    Tips to ensure consistent service quality during the holiday season The traditional mad holiday rush is upon us and businesses - especially those in retail – need to ensure that a high level of service delivery is maintained and that they are geared… more...
    Editor 5
  • UD Gemba Challenge Winners, BB Truck & Tractor Polokwane, proudly receives their award.
    Dec 11, 2014 Press Releases

    SA team wins international UD trucks aftermarket…

    A team from South Africa has won the first international UD Trucks Gemba Challenge Aftermarket competition in Japan. BB Truck and Tractor Polokwane took top honours out of 185 competing teams worldwide to become the 2014 UD Trucks Gemba Challenge… more...
    Editor 24
  • Port Elizabeth-based engineering firm, Afri-Coast Engineers in collaboration with Bidfreight Port Operations (BPO) launched the world’s first ever customised simulator training crane for stevedores. Afri-Coast Engineers, Darryl Jarvis and JP Mulder celebrated the launch with Carl Jurgens and Jimmy Prinsloo, BPO regional manager.
    Dec 11, 2014 Press Releases

    Afri-Coast at cutting edge of crane training…

    In a global first, Port Elizabeth-based engineering firm, Afri-Coast Engineers have pioneered the world’s first ever training crane for on-board ships, launched last week in the city’s harbour. Afri-Coast, collaborating with their client, Bidfreight… more...
    Editor 42
  • Growth still on the cards for SA truck market
    Dec 10, 2014 Press Releases

    Growth still on the cards for SA truck market

    The South African truck sales, coming from a very strong performance in October, were 5.15% down to 2 744 units in November. According to the latest combined results released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa… more...
    Editor 55
  • CNH Industrial hosts
    Dec 03, 2014 Press Releases

    CNH Industrial hosts "Born in South Africa"event…

    The company invited local media, dignitaries, customers and dealers for an inaugural event series at the new Iveco South Africa Works facility. Basildon, November 24, 2014CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) held its first event series at the… more...
    Editor 48
  • The MAN Team congratulates Hatfield Truck & Bus from Left Max Heller (Financial Director), Geoff du Plessis (Managing Director), Philip Kalil-Zackey (Head of Bus Sales) and Tiago Dias (Head of National Accounts – Bus)
    Nov 27, 2014 Press Releases

    Hatfield Truck & Bus and MAN open world-class…

    On November 21, 2014, leading passenger car and commercial vehicle retailer, Hatfield Group, officially opened its new dedicated MAN truck and bus dealership situated on the N4 highway, a few kilometres east of its Hatfield dealership. The… more...
    Editor 369
  • FAW exponentially expands retail and aftermarket representation
    Nov 21, 2014 Press Releases

    FAW exponentially expands retail and aftermarket…

    From a single franchise point to 36 FAW representatives countrywide in just 20 years From humble beginnings in terms of a very small dealer footprint, the FAW retail and service network has grown exponentially over the past 20 years. Following the… more...
    Editor 56
  • Gearshift cables for trucks
    Nov 19, 2014 Press Releases

    Gearshift cables for trucks

    Guaranteed quality has made the brand DT Spare Parts the leading brand in the international Independent Aftermarket for commercial vehicles. The complete range contains all required spare parts for trucks, trailers and buses, including all standard… more...
    Editor 59
  • Ceremonial MAN key handed over from Left  Geoff du Plessis, Managing Director of MAN, Key Accounts Manager Warren Atkinson hands over the MAN key  to Christo Theron , Managing Director of Imperial Cargo with Sally Rutter, Head of Key Accounts (MAN) and Dave van Graan, Head of Truck Sales (MAN)
    Nov 19, 2014 Press Releases

    Imperial Cargo adds 60 MAN long-haul trucks to…

    Imperial Cargo, a division of JSE-listed Imperial Group, has procured 60 MAN TGS 26.440 truck-tractors to service its line-haul operations in southern Africa. The new vehicles will join the 44 MAN TGS 26.440 units currently operating in the Imperial… more...
    Editor 64
  • MiX Telematics acquires Compass FM to extend value-added fleet management offerings  in South Africa
    Nov 17, 2014 Press Releases

    MiX Telematics acquires Compass FM to extend…

    MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, announced last week during its half-year earnings call, the acquisition of Compass FM, their largest value-added reseller in Southern Africa. “Compass FM has… more...
    Editor 55
  • Ceremonial MAN key handed over from Left  Geoff du Plessis, Managing Director of MAN  to Nora Fakude, Executive Chairperson of Buscor, Minister of Transport , Honourable Ms Dipuo Peters, MS Dikeledi Nhlengethwa , MEC for Public Works & Transport and Kgosi Mokoena.
    Nov 07, 2014 Press Releases

    Buscor adds 12 new MAN bi-articulated buses to…

    On October 15, 2014, Mpumalanga’s premier commuter bus service, Buscor, will take delivery of 12 new 27 metre-long bi-articulated bustrains to add to its existing fleet of ten MAN abnormal-length bi-articulated buses. The deployment of the new… more...
    Editor 75
  • UD Trucks Quon
    Nov 05, 2014 Press Releases

    TRUCK MARKET SET TO END 2014 IN THE BLACK

    With 2014 racing towards its conclusion, trucks sales remained solid during October, recording a gutsy 4.7% month-on-month growth to record 2 876 sales. According to the latest combined results released by the National Association of Automobile… more...
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  • Oct 31, 2014 Logistics News

    Is change disruptive if we embrace it?

    We've heard it all before. Change is the only constant. The only way to remain relevant today, is to innovate for tomorrow. While it's widely acknowledged that the rate and speed of change will continue to increase, important questions remain. How… more...
    Motoring staff 140
  • FAG spherical roller bearings engineered for extremely heavy loads
    Oct 30, 2014 Press Releases

    Bearings International’s Premium Brands -…

    Bearings International leads southern African industry in the supply of premium brand products for optimised equipment reliability that enables customers to move their businesses forward through increased uptime and lowest cost of ownership.… more...
    Editor 52
  • UD Trucks staff celebrated the end of a legendary range at the company’s assembly plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria.
    Oct 30, 2014 Press Releases

    A Legend for a Legendary Cause

    UD Trucks Southern Africa's head office and GTO assembly plant in Rosslyn, recently bid a bittersweet farewell to the company's legendary MCV range. The last of the U41 range, a UD 40, left the assembly line after more than 13 000 units of the range… more...
    Editor 88
  • Honourable Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters with the Volkswagen winning team and Savrala representatives.jpg
    Oct 30, 2014 Press Releases

    Rental and leasing companies announce Volkswagen…

    Volkswagen has been announced as the best motor manufacturer in rental and leasing by the members of SAVRALA (South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association) for the fifth consecutive year. The announcement was made at the SAVRALA's annual… more...
    Editor 49
  • Oct 24, 2014 Press Releases

    Eqstra gives pedestrians something to think about

    The 3rd Think Pedestrian Golf Day, sponsored by Eqstra Fleet Management and Amasondo Fleet Services, was held at the Serengeti Golf Estate on 21 October 2014. An amount of R505 500 was raised and handed over to the Think Pedestrian Campaign to… more...
    Motoring staff 84
  • Portland Holdings holds its FAW truck fleet to the same business promise – Strong and Honest
    Oct 23, 2014 Press Releases

    Portland Holdings holds its FAW truck fleet to…

    Nico Heyns, Managing Director of Portland Holdings, owner of Portland Readymix, is a businessman who has strong convictions about the right way to do business – without compromising on solid beliefs and ideals. While the business today primarily… more...
    Editor 57
  • New Holland Agriculture, a brand of CNH Industrial, sets new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for most wheat harvested within eight hours by a combine The CR10.90 combine harvester from New Holland Agriculture, a world class manufacturer of agricultural machinery, has achieved the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for most wheat harvested within eight hours. The machine, the world’s most powerful at 653 horsepower, harvested 797.656 tonnes of wheat in just eight hours.
    Oct 17, 2014 Press Releases

    New Holland Agriculture sets new GUINNESS WORLD…

    Basildon, October 15, 2014 - A wheat field in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom set the scene for New Holland Agriculture, a brand of CNH Industrial, to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title. This latest record was achieved using a CR10.90 combine… more...
    Editor 86
  • The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association strive for improved safety during transportation of dangerous goods
    Oct 17, 2014 Press Releases

    The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association…

    The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association regrets the multi-vehicle accident involving a petrol tanker on the N12 East near Voortrekker Road in Alberton on Tuesday morning, 14 October 2014. The high risks associated with transporting dangerous… more...
    Editor 66
  • At its location Kiel, Voith combines the overhaul of a locomotive with the repair of an accidental damage
    Oct 13, 2014 Press Releases

    Voith Service for Rail Vehicles: Independent,…

    Under the heading "Systems Service" Voith will in future offer a comprehensive maintenance program for components and rail vehicles at its location in Kiel, Germany. The modern services cover a broad spectrum: from overhauls and repairs of… more...
    Editor 65
  • Smart energy efficiency project, Smarter Automotive industry
    Oct 13, 2014 Press Releases

    Smart energy efficiency project, Smarter…

    With massive international pressure on the industry, the South African automotive market is being squeezed to optimise their systems to supply consumers in a more cost-effective manner. Energy Efficiency through transforming industrial energy usage… more...
    Editor 71
  • FAW tipper fleet keeps Ross Demolition’s 116-year success story on track
    Oct 07, 2014 Press Releases

    FAW tipper fleet keeps Ross Demolition’s 116-year…

    ‘Survival of the fittest through business acumen, keeping your promises and a resilient attitude manifested by every employee– that’s the recipe for success.’ This is the message from a company that has been going strong for 116 years. Ross… more...
    Editor 131
  • PMSA sales and marketing manager Quintin Booysen
    Oct 07, 2014 Press Releases

    21st century technology improves quality control…

    A first-of-its-kind moisture measurement system that combines Bluetooth, GSM, Windows, smart phone and microwave technology is now exclusively available in the local market through Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) – the largest supplier of a complete… more...
    Editor 96
  • IMPERIAL recognised for industry-leading employment practices
    Oct 07, 2014 Press Releases

    IMPERIAL recognised for industry-leading…

    Leading mobility and transport company IMPERIAL has been recognised as an industry leader by the global Top Employers Institute for its exceptional human resources practices and procedures in the automotive, transport and logistics sector. The… more...
    Editor 126
  • Do not be blinded by the price tag when buying vehicles for your fleet
    Oct 07, 2014 Press Releases

    Do not be blinded by the price tag when buying…

    The most common mistake that businesses make when buying vehicles for their fleet is to give too much weight to the purchase price. Vehicles with the lowest price tag on the showroom floor can easily turn out to be the most expensive choice for… more...
    Editor 154
  • Meadow Feeds embarks towards greener pastures with lighting retrofit
    Oct 07, 2014 Press Releases

    Meadow Feeds embarks towards greener pastures…

    Meadow Feeds has embarked on a journey to remain a globally competitive animal feed company by implementing greener business practices that not only make financial business sense, but most importantly considers the environmental impact. The first… more...
    Editor 118
  • SA truck sales still show year-on-year growth
    Oct 04, 2014 Press Releases

    SA truck sales still show year-on-year growth

    The South African truck market has continued to show resilience against the backdrop of low economic growth, interest rates hikes and inflationary pressures. Although the total sales for September have shown a slight 2.80% decline on the previous… more...
    Editor 105
  • DigiCore logo
    Sep 30, 2014 Press Releases

    DigiCore posts 111% increase in profit after tax

    DigiCore Holdings Limited, a JSE-listed vehicle tracking, fleet management solutions and insurance telematics group, supplier of Ctrack, grew profit after tax by 111% for the financial year ended 30th June 2014. “Normalised” profit after tax… more...
    Motoring staff 133
  • Renault Trucks T is Truck of the Year 2015
    Sep 26, 2014 Press Releases

    Renault Trucks T is Truck of the Year 2015

    On 23 September 2014, the Renault Trucks T was voted International Truck of the Year 2015 by the International Truck of the Year jury during the 65th edition of the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover. Having collected a total of 129 points, 48… more...
    Editor 124
  • Bidvest Materials Handling finds a sales solution that works on the move
    Sep 25, 2014 Press Releases

    Bidvest Materials Handling finds a sales solution…

    Pieter Fourie, Managing Director of Bidvest Materials Handling the importer and distributer of the Nissan Forklift brand in South Africa wanted an innovative and user-friendly app for his sales reps that would reduce the hassle of time-consuming… more...
    Editor 531
  • New FUSO Canter LIFT set to revolutionise the South African light truck industry
    Sep 23, 2014 Press Releases

    FUSO Canter LIFT set to revolutionise SA market

    First commercial vehicle to win the Car of the Year Special Award in Japan Winner of the Best Energy Efficient Product Award in Ireland Ready to dramatically reduce the total cost of ownership Since its international launch, the latest FUSO Canter… more...
    Editor 139
  • Isuzu Trucks reveals refurbished Kempston road plant
    Sep 23, 2014 Press Releases

    Isuzu Trucks reveals refurbished Kempston road…

    Isuzu TruckSouth Africa has given a facelift and boosted morale at its Kempston Road plant which was established in the late 1920’s- Isuzu Trucks has its roots in Japan and dates back to the early 1900s. The company has grown to have a global… more...
    Editor 109
  • “Born in South Africa”, Iveco promotes its new plant investment
    Sep 22, 2014 Press Releases

    Iveco promotes its new plant investment

    The launch of the “Born in South Africa” campaign ushers in the forthcoming inauguration of Iveco South Africa’s new assembly plant in the country. Iveco South Africa and Larimar Group will soon inaugurate their joint-venture: Iveco South Africa… more...
    Editor 152
  • Optimal replacement cycles : A vexing question
    Sep 22, 2014 Press Releases

    Optimal replacement cycles : A vexing question

    The question of what the optimal vehicle replacement cycle should be is a common concern of fleet operators. Depreciation, corporate tax recovery and availability of cash remain the key considerations. However there are other crucial factors that… more...
    Editor 114
  • MiX Telematics to showcase latest innovations at the IAA in Hannover
    Sep 22, 2014 Press Releases

    MiX Telematics to showcase latest innovations at…

    For the fourth time running, MiX Telematics is participating in the renowned IAA Commercial Vehicles Show, being held in Hannover, Germany, from 25 September to 2 October 2014. The global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions will… more...
    Editor 128
  • Shortening SA port queues?
    Sep 22, 2014 Blog

    Shortening SA port queues?

    My "Time-Poor" piece last week found resonance with many readers. One who responded was the lucky Capetonian living in the City Bowl, and having a ring seat location overlooking Table Bay Harbour and the Bay. He and his wife have been religiously… more...
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  • The Value of the Truck Driver
    Sep 22, 2014 Press Releases

    The Value of the Truck Driver

    By Rory Schulz, acting managing director, UD Trucks Southern Africa. Role-players in the transport industry often spend a lot of time dealing with the purchasing, operating, servicing and support of their fleet of trucks. In many instances, not a… more...
    Editor 111
  • Christian Coolsaet, a Belgian national, will take up his new position with immediate effect, looking after the Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks brands in the region.
    Sep 22, 2014 Press Releases

    New MD for Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks South…

    Volvo Group Southern Africa has announced the appointment of a new managing director for Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks Southern Africa. Christian Coolsaet, a Belgian national, will take up his new position with immediate effect, looking after the… more...
    Editor 137
  • FAW Deputy CEO: Mr Jianyu Hao, FAW Executive Director: Mr Richard Leiter, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans: Minister Nosiviwe Masipa-Nqakula, FAW CEO: Mr Yusheng Zhang, FAW CFO: Mr Haichuan Teng.
    Sep 19, 2014 Press Releases

    PAMODZI and FAW set up new truck sales company

    FAW South Africa, a subsidiary of the China FAW Group, has set up a company with the long-established Pamodzi Group to focus on business for trucks in South Africa and other countries in sub-Equatorial Africa. This new company, Pamodzi-FAW (Pty)… more...
    Editor 158
  • New forward collision warning system for light rails
    Sep 19, 2014 Press Releases

    New forward collision warning system for light…

    Bosch automation and driver-assistance systems help increase safety – even in heavy inner-city traffic with its wide variety of vehicle types. Bosch Engineering GmbH has come up with a new forward collision warning system for light rail vehicles… more...
    Editor 86
  • Air tanks for trucks, trailers and buses
    Sep 15, 2014 Press Releases

    Air tanks for trucks, trailers and buses

    Guaranteed quality has made the brand DT Spare Parts the leading brand in the international Independent Aftermarket for commercial vehicles. The complete range contains all required spare parts for trucks, trailers and buses, including all standard… more...
    Editor 126
  • 120 Buses for thriving Tshwane
    Sep 15, 2014 Press Releases

    120 Buses for thriving Tshwane

    A new era began for Tshwane when the first 44 of 120 MAN Lion’s City A84 buses were officially handed over to Tshwane Bus Services (TBS) on 27th August 2014. MAN Truck and Bus South Africa has enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship with… more...
    Editor 139
  • Volvo Trucks Drivers Fuel Challenge Winner 2014 - Reggie Naidoo
    Sep 12, 2014 Logistics News

    Reggie Naidoo from South Africa could become the…

    A total of 23 drivers from almost the same number of countries will be taking part in the final of Volvo Trucks' global Drivers’ Fuel Challenge. In September they will be competing to find out who can drive most fuel-efficiently. The competition is… more...
    Editor 96
  • Operating and maintenance data for transmissions can be read out and evaluated with DIWA SmartNet
    Sep 09, 2014 Logistics News

    Transmission Monitoring and Exchange Components…

    Voith's service and consulting program DIWA Excellence allows bus operators to reduce their operating costs and increase availability. The reason for this is the optimization of fuel consumption as well as preventative measures in maintenance and… more...
    Editor 71
  • Trevor Holcroft cuts the ribbon to formally open the new Serco premises in Boksburg.  Looking on are from left: Serco staff members,  Donavan Brent, Elouise Truter, Charl Coetzee, Heidi Joubert, Natasia Beukes, Natasha Saayman, Meryl Korff, Meryl Korff, Cindy Walker, Adriaan Kidson & Les Holcroft
    Sep 05, 2014 Logistics News

    Serco moves in to new Gauteng premises

    Leading South African trailer and truck body manufacturer, Serco, has begun the move into its new Gauteng headquarters in Boksburg. The repair, salesand administration teams are fully operational at the new premises on the corner of Boundary Road… more...
    Editor 91
  • Mutual partnership ensures value-added packaging solutions
    Sep 03, 2014 Logistics News

    Mutual partnership ensures value-added packaging…

    Specialist resale and packaging company Savgo meets demanding specifications for a wide range of clients operating in the agricultural, automotive and mining industries – by working closely with industrial packaging and construction sheeting expert… more...
    Editor 80
  • Voith Turbo (Pty) Ltd Appoints Lavinia Khangala as Independent Non-executive Board Member
    Sep 01, 2014 Logistics News

    Voith Turbo (Pty) Ltd Appoints Lavinia Khangala…

    Voith Turbo (Pty) Ltd South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Lavinia Khangala as independent non-executive board member effective 1st August 2014. She joins Michael Sanders, Klaus Fakenstein and Charl Folscher on the board and will… more...
    Editor 196
  • Back row from L to R: Malcolm Gush - General Manager Volvo Trucks Sales, Sanjay Girdhar - General Manager Time Trucking LTD, Godfrey Syalwindi - Operations Manager Time Trucking LTD, Umesh Patel – Managing Director  Time Trucking LTD, Aubrey Kavanagh Sales Executive Volvo Trucks, Torbjörn Christensson, President Volvo Group Southern Africa. The front row consists of some of the drivers from Time Trucking LTD.
    Sep 01, 2014 Logistics News

    Zambia’s Time Trucking Fleets Up with New Volvo…

    Zambia’s Time Trucking, a subsidiary of Time Trucking Limited, recently took delivery of three new Volvo Trucks FH models – one of the first fleet operators to do so in southern Africa. The company already has 54 Volvo Trucks in their fleet and… more...
    Editor 95
  • Rory Schulz, acting managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa
    Sep 01, 2014 Logistics News

    UD Trucks to appoint new MD

    The Board of UD Trucks Southern Africa has announced the resignation of the company’s managing director, Jacques Carelse. Rory Schulz, a well-respected and experienced stalwart at the company, has been appointed as acting managing director. The UD… more...
    Editor 78
  • the FAW 28.380FT truck tractor
    Sep 01, 2014 Logistics News

    “Only one truck works for Africa”

    The FAW 28.380FT truck tractor says BHL What more can a truck manufacturer wish for than a customer who not only sings the praises of its brand and its aftersales support, but also claims that for their own operation there is “only one truck that… more...
    Editor 71
  • AVIS continues to shine at 2014 Sunday Times TOP BRANDS AWARDS
    Sep 01, 2014 Logistics News

    AVIS continues to shine at 2014 Sunday Times TOP…

    For the 11th consecutive year, Avis walked away with the Business to Business award in the Car Hire Category at the annual Sunday Times Top Brand Awards ceremony hosted on Friday 29 August in Sandton. “The Avis vision is to exceed customers'… more...
    Editor 86
  • Recognising a trucks blind spots/ no zones
    Aug 22, 2014 Logistics News

    Recognising a trucks blind spots/ no zones

    In the preceding months there has been a significant increase in our truck driver training courses. What is becoming increasingly obvious is how “ignorant” the drivers of light motor vehicles are when it comes to interacting with trucks – sometimes… more...
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  • The new Bosch HEF109-L starter motor for commercial vehicles
    Aug 21, 2014 Press Releases

    The new Bosch HEF109-L starter motor for…

    Large-volume engines place great demands on starters. At the top end of the power range, Bosch has a new addition to its 24-volt starter motor portfolio: the HEF109-L “large” heavy-duty starter motor for commercial vehicles and off-highway… more...
    Editor 84
  • Ford Expands Commercial Vehicle Range in South Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa
    Aug 21, 2014 Logistics News

    Ford Expands Commercial Vehicle Range in South…

    New Transit and Tourneo to form backbone of small and large businesses Ranger XL-Plus designed for demanding work environments Transit and Tourneo Connect to be added in 2015 PRETORIA, South Africa, 20 August 2014 - With the recent introduction of… more...
    Editor 90
  • Ford's Commitment To Commercial Segment Shown At Interbuild
    Aug 21, 2014 Logistics News

    Ford's Commitment To Commercial Segment Shown At…

    New Ford commercial models shown at Interbuild trade show Transit Chassis Cab provides versatile platform for customers with specific requirements Ranger XL-Plus brings new dimension of toughness to popular bakkie PRETORIA, South Africa, 20 August… more...
    Editor 86
  • Aug 12, 2014 Blog

    Transportation Insurance: shape up or ship out

    You’d be surprised at how many importers and exporters buy or sell without purchasing the right amount of transportation insurance. The same happens when it comes to companies that hire a third party warehouse to stock their merchandise. I don’t… more...
    George Liu 148
  • Unveiling event of Ilanga II held at University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) with UJ Solar Team and sponsors such as RS Components South Africa.
    Aug 08, 2014 Logistics News

    UJ’s solar vehicle unveiled

    Johannesburg, SA, 6 August 2014 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, is very excited as the countdown to the Sasol Solar… more...
    Editor 118
  • Abdool Tayob, Chief Executive, Bakers SA (centre) is joined by Johan Opperman, Bakers SA National SHEQ Manager (left) and staff members from the Workplace Wellness Committee in signing the policy that now governs employee wellness in the company
    Aug 08, 2014 Logistics News

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa supports fleet owners…

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) and its partner organisations celebrate the roll-out of their Fleet Owner Workplace Programme Truck driver health and safety takes centre stage, as MBSA expands the formula for success of its own employee wellness… more...
    Editor 114
  • Mr Mawethu Vilana, Acting Director General, Department of Transport and Mr Craig Newman, CEO of Expo Centre.
    Aug 08, 2014 Logistics News

    SA transport conference set to benefit African…

    The TransAfrica conference, to be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec, from October 7-9, is set to have mutual benefits for all African countries who are currently cultivating better transport systems. This is the opinion of the Acting… more...
    Editor 104
  • Conti360Degrees Fleet Services now available in South Africa
    Aug 06, 2014 Logistics News

    Conti360° Fleet Services now available in South…

    Continental Tyre South Africa's truck service offering, Conti360° Fleet Services, is now available to transport companies operating in all market segments in South Africa. With Conti360° Fleet Services, South African fleets get an all round… more...
    Editor 119
  • Aug 03, 2014 Logistics News

    Logistics In Action Conference

    A conference with a difference brought to you by by aBr MOVE. Hear about the importance of logistics in a Rugby World Cup and how South Africa will win the 2015 Rugby World Cup with the application of Intelligent Logistics! Key Speakers include Jake… more...
    Motoring staff 159
  • Labchem (Pty) Ltd signs the responsible care public commitment
    Aug 01, 2014 Logistics News

    Labchem (Pty) Ltd signs the responsible care…

    Labchem (Pty) Ltd has become the latest member of the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) to sign the Responsible Care (RC) Public Commitment, thereby committing the company to implementing its guiding principles. Labchem (Pty) Ltd,… more...
    Editor 121
  • The Hino 300 Series 915 Which Fared Very Well In A Comparative Test Of Medium Commercial Vehicles Earlier This Year Had Pride Of Place On The Hino Stand At The Nampo
    Aug 01, 2014 Logistics News

    Hino enjoying strong interest after show

    Hino SA is enjoying strong interest in its products which were exhibited at the 2014 Nampo agricultural show in Bothaville. "We used the show to preview our new 500-Series 2626 long-wheelbase freight carrier as well as to promote Hino's winning… more...
    Editor 142
  • CMH opens new r45 million UD Trucks dealership in KZN
    Jul 30, 2014 Logistics News

    CMH opens new r45 million UD Trucks dealership in…

    Combined Motor Holdings (CMH) has announced the opening of a new modern R45 million UD Trucks dealership in KwaZulu-Natal. This new facility, situated in Pinetown, offers UD Trucks customers in the region a proverbial one-stop-shop with complete… more...
    Editor 168
  • Jul 30, 2014 Logistics News

    HINO SA WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

    Hino South Africa won three international awards for outstanding sales and after-sales performance in 2013 at the recent 2nd Hino Motors' Middle East, West Asia and Africa Regional Meeting in Dubai. The most important achievement was for its… more...
    Motoring staff 170
  • Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025
    Jul 14, 2014 Logistics News

    Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025

    On the road today with the truck of tomorrow Autonomous driving in a long-distance truck "Highway Pilot" activated - technology takes the wheel Safely on the road with radar sensors, camera and V2V/V2I communication Plan the next tour while on the… more...
    Editor 403
  • FAW makes history in South Africa
    Jul 14, 2014 Logistics News

    FAW makes history in South Africa

    South Africa, the Eastern Cape and the Coega IDZ are set for rapid growth as FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (PTY) LTD official opens its vehicle manufacturing plant. Coega,10 July 2014: marked a momentous event in SA’s Automotive Industry history, as… more...
    Editor 392
  • Better monitor your fleets
    Jul 14, 2014 Logistics News

    Better monitor your fleets

    New security cameras offer customers a unique means to monitor their fleet while on the go Fleet and transport managers can now gain a better view of the behaviour of their drivers as well as the potential road hazards they face with the… more...
    Editor 370
  • Jul 08, 2014 Logistics News

    Outsourcing: More hustle, less hassle

    While starting a business in South Africa is fraught with a unique set of challenges, there is a way to lessen the burden, particularly where fleet management is concerned, as Imperial Fleet Management (IFM) CEO, Nicholas de Canha explains.… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 472
  • Jul 08, 2014 Logistics News

    DHL presents emerging markets findings

    aBr MOVE attended a round table discussion with DHL recently, at which the findings of the company’s White Paper, “Path to Growth: Shaping Tech Sector Supply Chains in Emerging Markets” were unpacked. Presenting the report to the media in Rosebank,… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 517
  • Imperial Auto sponsors Nomads, investing in the future of golf
    Jul 08, 2014 Logistics News

    Imperial Auto sponsors Nomads, investing in the…

    Imperial Auto has entered a three-year sponsorship agreement with the Nomads Golf Club, a collaboration of golfers across 12 clubs in South Africa that volunteer their time and fundraising efforts in the furtherance of golf development in the… more...
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  • Infrastructure projects continue to drive sale of extra heavies
    Jul 04, 2014 Logistics News

    Infrastructure projects continue to drive sale of…

    Despite persistent unfavourable economic conditions, the South African truck market has once again showed great resilience by logging another positive sales performance last month. In addition, during the first half of the year, the industry has… more...
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  • Engen launches Gengear XEP
    Jul 04, 2014 Logistics News

    Engen launches Gengear XEP

    Engen launches Gengear XEP industrial gearbox oils for high performance under pressure Engen Petroleum, a leading provider of industrial lubricants, is bringing high performance under extreme conditions to industrial gearboxes with the recent launch… more...
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  • SKF shares knowledge with customers - Marchant Taylor - Sales Manager – Industrial OEM and Aftermarket & Kobus Archer - Aftermarket Sales Manager - Southern Africa
    Jul 04, 2014 Logistics News

    SKF Technology Days at Authorised Distributors

    Taking SKF Knowledge & Capabilities to the Customer SKF South Africa is taking engineering knowledge, core technologies and capabilities to customers through technology days hosted in partnership with SKF authorised distributors. “For SKF it’s all… more...
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  • New tracking unit available from GPS Tracking Solutions
    Jul 02, 2014 Logistics News

    New tracking unit available from GPS Tracking…

    GPS Tracking Solutions, part of the Eqstra Group of Companies, has introduced a tracking unit which offers fleet operators unique features to help control soaring fuel costs, minimise vehicle wear and tear, improve driver behaviour, control fuel… more...
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  • Qhubeka Director Anthony Fitzhenry (middle) receiving two Daily vans from the hands of Iveco MD Bob Lowden (right) and Marketing & Network Manager Christophe Longuet.
    Jul 02, 2014 Logistics News

    Iveco donates 2 Daily vans to Qhubeka

    IVECO has donated two brand new Daily panel vans to Qhubeka, a registered Non Profit Organisation whose mission is to improve access to essential services through the provision of bicycles. The vehicles will be used to help Qhubeka with bicycle… more...
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  • SKF Wedge Belts for Mining and Mineral Processing Industry
    Jun 30, 2014 Logistics News

    Optimum Power Transmission solutions for…

    Global bearings and engineering specialist, SKF’s quality range of power transmission products deliver end-to-end solutions for virtually any application that requires this technology. The well-known, proven SKF brand, supported by 100 years of… more...
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  • Volvo trucks announces most fuel efficient driver
    Jun 30, 2014 Logistics News

    Volvo trucks announces most fuel efficient driver

    The South African winner of the Volvo Trucks Drivers’ Fuel Challenge 2014 has been announced. Reggie Naidoo, an owner-driver of Hark Logistics in KwaZulu-Natal, proved to be the most fuel efficient driver during the final round of this prestigious… more...
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  • Serco’s new lightweight Pony Trailer.
    Jun 26, 2014 Logistics News

    Serco Pony Trailer Delivers Large

    Serco has developed a lightweight trailer ideal for use in urban areas, especially around commercial hubs and other places where there are vehicle height and parking restrictions. The 6.9m trailer has a ten-pallet footprint load area and a payload… more...
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  • Aveshen Naidoo, CEO of Avcres Transport cc and Deidré Penfold, Executive Director of CAIA.
    Jun 26, 2014 Logistics News

    Another transport company signs the responsible…

    Avcres Transport cc has become the latest signatory of the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) Responsible Care (RC) initiative, thereby committing to implement the guiding principles of this initiative of the chemical industry. Louise… more...
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  • WABCO News
    Jun 26, 2014 Logistics News

    WABCO News

    Enoch Silcock is appointed Managing Director of WABCO Automotive South Africa (WABCO). Sturrock and Robson Industries. Enoch joined the Sturrock and Robson Group in June 2003 as part of the technical support team at WABCO. Shortly thereafter he was… more...
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  • Epic triumph for Volvo Trucks’ campaign at Cannes Lions
    Jun 26, 2014 Logistics News

    Epic triumph for Volvo Trucks’ campaign at Cannes…

    Volvo Trucks’ Live Test campaign and The Epic Split picked up top prizes at the ‘world cup of advertising’ in Cannes. In all, the campaign – demonstrating innovations of the new truck range – received 20 awards, including eight gold prizes and two… more...
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  • Hytec retains its elite Service Centre of Competence status
    Jun 24, 2014 Logistics News

    Hytec retains its elite Service Centre of…

    Hytec’s hydraulic Service Centre in Johannesburg, which services mobile and industrial hydraulic systems and components, was re-awarded Bosch Rexroth’s stringent competency accreditation in early 2014 as a Bosch Rexroth Certified Service Centre of… more...
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  • Qhubeka mechanic training given a boost by IVECO
    Jun 24, 2014 Logistics News

    Qhubeka mechanic training given a boost by IVECO

    IVECO South Africa has donated two brand new Daily panel vans to Qhubeka, which will be used to help Qhubeka with bicycle mechanic training in the communities in which it operates. Qhubeka Director Anthony Fitzhenry explains that for every 500… more...
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  • State of the nation address highlights localisation in transport industry
    Jun 24, 2014 Logistics News

    State of the nation address highlights…

    President Jacob Zuma this week reaffirmed government’s commitment to local procurement and manufacturing during his State of the Nation Address, in which he highlighted public transport spending as a vehicle for achieving this. President Zuma… more...
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  • Ctrack shifts its manufacturing system to Sage ERP X3 to boost efficiency and agility
    Jun 20, 2014 Logistics News

    Ctrack shifts its manufacturing system to Sage…

    Ctrack, a specialist provider of fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions to a global client base, has implemented the Sage ERP X3 business software to support the production process at its Durban factory. The company was looking to achieve… more...
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  • Is your fleet optimised to manage the changing carbon emissions requirements?
    Jun 20, 2014 Logistics News

    Is your fleet optimised to manage the changing…

    MiX Telematics sheds light on a key issue coming out of the recent RFA conference “Whether it’s about compliance or purely environmental responsibility, South African businesses need to promptly examine their greatest source of CO2 emissions – fuel… more...
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  • Wheel bolts for trucks, trailers and buses
    Jun 19, 2014 Logistics News

    Wheel bolts for trucks, trailers and buses

    As a leading product brand in the Independent Aftermarket (IAM) for commercial vehicles, DT Spare Parts offers a complete range for trucks, trailers and buses. The range encompasses all required spare parts in guaranteed quality, including all… more...
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  • Imperial Logistics’ team (fltr): Teshnee Harinarain,Training Coordinator; Bojosi Thukhutha, Graduate Development Manager; Abre van Buuren, Training Manager; Colette Wessels, Training & Development Executive and Veronica Mthombeni, Skills Development Facilitator.
    Jun 17, 2014 Logistics News

    Imperial is supply chain educator of the year

    Imperial Logistics was named “Supply Chain Educator of the Year” at the annual SAPICS Conference – for the third consecutive year. Presented at the gala dinner that wrapped up the event, this award recognises the group’s continuous drive to develop… more...
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  • Mobile technology could be the solution to South Africa’s road death epidemic
    Jun 17, 2014 Logistics News

    Mobile technology could be the solution to South…

    The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) recently released figures indicating that more than 100 people died in 80 serious crashes on South African roads during the April holidays. Although these numbers compare favourably with last year,… more...
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  • Managing driver behaviour is one of the challenges facing fleet managers who  are trying to control fleet costs
    Jun 17, 2014 Logistics News

    Reducing fleet costs – a major challenge.

    Reducing overall fleet costs has become the major challenge facing fleet managers, and this has come at a time when fuel prices have risen by an average of 13% per annum over the past 10 years. Increasing fleet safety, greening the fleet and… more...
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  • An innovative development: the new machine from the BEUMER stretch hood product range.
    Jun 17, 2014 Logistics News

    The BEUMER Group continues to grow

    With an order intake of approximately 770 million euros in 2013, the BEUMER Group is once again looking back on a successful year. This continuous growth is possible as BEUMER concentrates on its entrepreneurial core expertise, innovates, and… more...
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  • Pietermaritzburg traffic officials receive training on conspicuity products. 3M’s awareness programme included application and maintenance and identification of counterfeit products.
    Jun 12, 2014 Logistics News

    3M Contributes to Safer South African Roads

    In the light of the 2006 implementation of Regulation 192A – which specifies that all road vehicles weighing over 3 500 kilograms or that are longer than seven metres be equipped with reflective chevron and conspicuity tape – 3M has partnered with… more...
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  • New 450hp Quon added to UD trucks line-up
    Jun 11, 2014 Logistics News

    New 450hp Quon added to UD trucks line-up

    Continuing its drive to expand its product range to suit local fleet owner’s exacting requirements, UD Trucks Southern Africa has introduced the new Quon GW26 450 6x4 truck-tractor to compete in the popular 440 to 460hp extra heavy commercial… more...
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  • Barloworld Transport Solutions buys 215 MAN trucks
    Jun 10, 2014 Logistics News

    Barloworld Transport Solutions buys 215 MAN trucks

    On February 13th 2014, Barloworld Transport Solutions (BWTS) and its subsidiary, Manline, signed a deal with MAN Truck & Bus South Africa for the supply of 215 MAN TGS 26.440 6x4 truck tractors to be introduced into the BWTS and Manline fleets over… more...
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  • Shane de Beer: Sales and marketing manager at TNT Express
    Jun 10, 2014 Logistics News

    Rapidly changing trends are altering the…

    An increasing number of manufacturers and other suppliers are shipping consolidated container loads of products from point of origin into SA. They then use a local logistics company to break the shipment down into individual orders and deliver them… more...
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